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Fire Emblem, Shin Megami Tensei crossover coming to Wii U

During the most recent Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata showed off a teaser trailer for a previously unannounced game that combines the worlds of the publisher’s own Fire Emblem series and Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei.

The trailer was only half a minute long, but showed several characters from most entries in each series.

From the Shin Megami Tensei camp both the protaganist and heroine from the original game were visible (as were the protagonists of the sequels), plus Demi-Fiend from Shin Megami Tensei III and several others.

As for Fire Emblem, series favourites Marth and Shiida were visible, along with an entire crowd of others.

The brief trailer gave no indication of the play-style the game will follow, given how different each series generally approaches RPG staples.

Satoru Iwata mentioned that this collaboration with an outside studio is an example of the measures Nintendo is taking to keep producing a decent amount of games despite development duration time having increased in the past few years.

While both Intelligent Systems and Atlus logos are featured at the end of the trailer (along with the cryptic “Title in Development”), the trailer begins with “Atlus presents…”, which leads one to speculate that Atlus is taking the lead on this one to produce a ‘Shin Megami Tensei meets Fire Emblem’, and not the other way around.

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  • Purple3DSXL

    Can’t wait to see how the two companies incorporate these games.  I never played any of the Shin Megami series, but when you mix it with one of my favorite franchises–Fire Emblem–I’ll be sure to give it a try!

  • thanos1984

    Sounds very interesting and ambitious and thinking of fire emblem’s mechanisms and wii u’sgamepad this might be the game to showcase what the wii u’s gamepad is capable of.

  • George Kelly

    Yet another game announced for 2013, where are all of the doubters now?

    • Val Berger

      I doubt that all of em will make it in time ;)

      but yeah, you’re right. it was about time, that nintendo shows some perspective. something they should’ve done many weeks ago.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

    GOD DAMN IT NINTENDO!! STOP RELEASING ALL THESE FUCKING AWESOME GAMES!! GIVE MY WALLET A BREAK!! 

  • Marco Hrnjez

    Uh, I’m not sure about this. Granted, I am a die hard Fire Emblem fan since Thracia 776, however I’m not actually that excited as I should be. Since Atlus is making it it probably means that the gameplay most likely won’t be the grid-based system we’ve all come to learn and love.

    I’d much rather just have an ordinary Fire Emblem, thank you very much.

  • raphael G

    ..

  • Elem187

    RPG’s should shine on this machine. The touch screen will vastly streamline the silly menu driven crap we are used to on consoles. The first thing I thought of when I saw the touch screen in 2011 is FINALLY RPG’s will have a purpose on a console again. I gave up RPGs on consoles after FF VII, because the clunky menu system crap we have to use with a controller is not ideal.

    WOW could never come to a console because of the limitations of a standard game controller. This touch screen changes all that. It is going to be epic for RPGs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.ponthier Matthew Ponthier

    Well this was a crossover I certainly didn’t expect.  I feel like this will be one of the greatest games ever, or totally flop, no middle ground.  Let’s hope it’s the former since I adore both series.

  • D Moness

    please not a beat-em-up
    please not a beat-em-up
    please not a beat-em-up
    etc.